Gentry Westervelt "Harrison Bergeron" (Concepts (limits ,…
Gentry Westervelt "Harrison Bergeron"
Freedom is restricted
"She was the strongest and most graceful of all dancers, for her handicaps were as big as those worn by two-hundred pound men."
Nobody in the society has the right to be who they truly are, and be free. They all have to be equal and give away their talents, and freedoms. They listen to the government, and obey all their rules, of wearing weights, and being the same as everyone else.
Equality takes away peoples freedom, to be who they are.
People don't get to be brilliant, and talented, and have special traits. They all have to be the same/equal, which isn't right, because some people have actual talents, and strengths. They can't be showed because some people don't have any. f
Total equality can lead to different types of suffering.
"And she had to apologize at once for her voice, which was a very unfair voice for a woman to use. Her voice was a warm, luminous, timeless melody. "excuse me" she said, and she began again, making her voice absolutely un-competitive."
Citizens live in a dehumanized state.
Information is restricted
Important information is not know or spread throughout the society, because if it was, power could be lost.
A government should be open with information to the society
"It was then that the Bergerons' television tube burned out"